The chief executive of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Roger E. Nutt, announced his resignation Tuesday, effective at the end of October.
Citing health concerns, Nutt, 72, said in a letter to turnpike officials that he had "felt fatigued and stressed and not able to perform as your CEO at the level that should be expected of me."
William K. Lieberman, chairman of the Turnpike Commission, promptly accepted Nutt's resignation "with mixed emotions."
Nutt is the father of Gov. Corbett's campaign manager and former chief of staff, Brian Nutt. The elder Nutt, a former transportation official for New Jersey, was called out of his Florida retirement in March 2011 to take the Pennsylvania post, which paid $196,700 a year.